Thank you for supporting Springfield College


A few months ago, President Cooper and I were having lunch with an alumni couple who were very excited to share with us the impact they wanted to have on students. They heartfeltly shared, “We don’t want to support education. We want to support a Springfield College education.” Talk about giving everyone goose bumps (and shedding a few tears).

It warms my heart whenever I hear alumni, families, and friends of Springfield College speak about how important a Springfield College education is to them. I am privileged see the impact of that education on our students every time I speak with them about their experiences here.

Because of your support, hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid have been awarded to deserving students who need assistance to make college affordable. You make it possible for us to provide the best possible experience for our students—from athletic programs to academic offerings.

It is with sincere gratitude that the entire Springfield College family thanks you for your gift and unwavering support, which enables us to move our mission forward every day, and to provide each student with a quality Springfield College education.

Gary Blanchette ’80
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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Campus Beauty

Springfield College was listed in an Expedia.com travel blog as one of “15 of the most beautiful college campuses.” Funds designated for campus facilities directly impact the beauty and appeal of the Springfield College grounds.

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Rising in the Ranks

Springfield College ranked 25 in the first tier in the category of Best Regional Universities – North, up two spots from 2017. The rise in the rankings by Springfield College is spurred programs focused on improving graduation and retention of first-year students, made possible by donor support.

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A Visit from Mitch Albom

Springfield College hosted New York Times best-selling author, philanthropist, columnist, and sports reporter Mitch Albom as part of its Arts & Humanities Speaker Series. The series, made possible through the vision and generosity of Carlton ’63 and Lucille Sedgeley, brings accomplished speakers that engage the College and greater Springfield communities to the campus.

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Learning Commons Opens

Thanks to the support of numerous donors, Springfield College renovated and converted Babson Library into the Harold C. Smith Learning Commons, which opened in the fall 2017 semester. Reflecting 21st-century library innovations, the learning commons has become the heart of the College academic program and created a more dynamic environment for student learning.

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Archie Allen Baseball Field and Ability Field Opens

The men’s baseball team began playing its home games on new artificial turf of the recently renovated Archie Allen Baseball Field and ability field. Phase I of the new park, built thanks to donor support and a partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, also includes an ability field designed to allow youth with disabilities to play the game. The ability field also serves as an educational facility for students who wish to work with a variety of people with disabilities.The Miracle League of Western Massachusetts hosted its first game on the ability field last October.

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